Meteorologist Mark’s Wx Blog for Fri., Jan 22

Friday Funny

Headlines 

A beautiful Saturday coming!

Rains and strong storms possible for Monday

Watching Wednesday night for wintry weather

Meteorologist Mark’s Wx Vlog 

48-Hour WX

Seven-Day Forecast

Daily Forecast Summary

Today: Partly to mostly cloudy. Fingers cross for sunshine!

Saturday: Mostly sunny and pleasant.

Sunday: Showers develop by the afternoon. Rain becomes likely overnight.

Monday: Rain and storms. Some of the rainfall could be heavy and some of the storms could be strong.

Tuesday: Becoming mostly sunny.

Wednesday: Chance of showers by afternoon, continuing overnight. Rain could mix with snow overnight.

Thursday: Possible morning rain/snow mix, then chance showers.

Meteorologist Mark’s Wx Concerns

A low-end severe storm threat may develop for Monday. Timing and intensity of the storms are both questionable right now. I’ll be watching this closely and let you know if anything changes.

The severe storm threat is currently low for our area, but it is worth monitoring. That threat increases the farther west and southwest one goes from our area.

Meteorologist Mark’s Wx Discussion

At one point, I had a severe storm scale created for Monday and a snow scale created for Wednesday night. I’m no longer confident enough in snow to issue that graphic. That could change, but right now it’s looking like mostly rain, possibly mixing with snow.

The concern for severe weather has been gradually increasing. I still think this will be a predominantly rain (some heavy) event but I’m not comfortable with the storm track. Damaging straight-line winds and some hail look to be the main threats at this point. Farther south, across Mississippi and Alabama, the tornado risk is a bit elevated.

If the track of the storm system changes, the threat will change. I’ll be tracking that very closely.

This severe weather scenario is very typical of this time of year and I don’t expect a big outbreak of severe storms for our area. Still, the first thunderstorms of the season may pack a bit of a punch for some of us.

On This Day in Wx History

1999- Clarksville is struck by an F-3 tornado before dawn. Five persons are injured. Mount Pleasant measures 7.10″ of rainfall — its greatest one-day rainfall ever.

Almanac

Yesterday’s National Temperature Extremes

High: 81° at Sebring, Brighton, North Palm Beach, & Miles City, Florida 

Low: -21° at Estcourt Station, Maine

Today’s National Wx Hazards

Snow flakes are flying across the Northeast and Great Lakes Region. More snow can be found in an area stretching from Oregon to Nebraska.

Tomorrow’s National Wx Hazards

Freezing rain will threaten portions of the Midwest (purple-striped area), while snow falls farther north and west. Snow could be heavy across parts of Wyoming.

 Weather Shots

Yeah, don’t smack the weather balloons. (ha!)

NASA Nerdology 

Astronaut Buzz Aldrin celebrated his 90th birthday this week!

Chosen as an astronaut in 1963, Aldrin is best known as the lunar module pilot for the historic Apollo 11 mission.

We hope your birthday week has been out of this world! 😉

You all have a great day!

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